Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Price of Things

This was my amusement for the week: 4 short pieces of chalk for $5.79.  

I was at Staples ordering Talea Studios business cards when I spotted this after a little perusing.  If someone is willing to pay this much money for chalk, that's fantastic for Martha and the person who enjoys the product.  Hopefully the quality of the chalk makes it worth it.

Of course, it helps to do a little research, because the packaging, at first glance, doesn't clarify what this product is used for.  These chalk pieces were designed to work with chalk board labels.  The ease of writing on labels without the smudge and the mess, wiping away easily.  On this Martha Stewart Home office: 4 pack fine tip chalk has a 3 1/2 out of 5 star rating.

Still, I wonder how Martha Stewart chalk compares to other brands who sell a 12 pack between $1-$5.  Or simply, would it be better to invest in a liquid chalk pen?  You wouldn't have to deal with chalk on your hands mess or the fine tip wearing out and going flat.

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